Thanks to the drug war. Bloomberg
I wonder if law enforcement and policymakers will realize their hand in the epidemic before it’s too late? Thousands of people became hooked on the hideously addictive prescription pain pills that flowed freely from doctors up until 2011, when policymakers took note of the class of addicts being created. The flow of Big Pharma opioids was cut off, and so were the addicts. So they go to the black market dealer of heroin down the road for their fix. Wham. Instant heroin epidemic.